Travel Blogs from Verona
July 25, 2014
This morning we had breakfast at the hotel– it was quite crowded here. I rang Zia
Nanina and then Libera – to touch base about visiting when Josy comes. Then we
bussed into Verona. We had another little look around but mainly wanted to shop
at the Coin dept store again. I bought a couple of little …
... roped Emerson into their photo shoot which she very quickly turned into cart wheels in the puddles, one of which ended with her on her but waist deep in a puddle. Drenched we headed home again amazed it’s 9:30pm and just starting to get dark.
The girls went home to get Emerson changed while Max and I sat in a pizza bar joking with the tables around us as the local drunk babbled to himself in the courtyard in front of La Fenice. Magic afternoon, tomorrow we wash and stroll. ...
... the graffiti on the walls and love messages on padlocks and in the Letter's to Juliet postbox was beautiful - I has goosebumps! Anyhow we added a K&P to the wall, as did the girls (although I don't know what they wrote!?). We wandered through the town, busy with tourists and headed home just as the heavens opened. We stopped at nice little pizzeria for tea & got out the maps & camping books to see where to go ...
... but it is still based on legend. So in reality, that is no more Juliet's balcony than just another beautiful old building but it doesn't stop the millions of tourists who all want to believe in love. Having missed my train the day before I had to reschedule my walking tour/wine tasting for Thursday evening. I spent the entire day walking around the city seeing the masses of tourists being led around ...
... also be stretching it to suggest the recitative singing grabbed us ... but we were enjoying the whole spectacle. Until, right after 'The Grand March' and just as the drama was heating up, the sky opened and what started as light drizzle became persistent rain. Verona has been getting a lot of stormy weather, unseasonal and 'strano' as the locals are observing (see also my posts when we were in Lecce). You can put your ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMaxim Hotel Verona
Hotel is outside of walled city but no problems if driving. Decor and building look dated but rooms and amenities ok. Undercover, secure parking and breakfast included in tarriff.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maxim Hotel Verona
We only stayed for one night. Room was OK, breakfast was OK, personal very friendly and we got very good internet price. Only stay in this hotel if you got a car.
Grumpy head waiter
This hotel is not convenient for visiting the signts of Verona unless you want to spend a fortune on taxi;s
The Head Waiter was grumpy and very unhelpful. We had Evening meal once in the hotel but after the serivce we received, ate out other nights.
The Receptionists were very helpful
this hotels biggest fault is the location.....really far from the arena and you have to walk a mile to get a bus. Service was good and breakfast was ok....all in all ...nothing special
Unless you are driving, stay in the city
Absolutely no charm and NOT easy to get to the city center despite what their website says. YOu can take a cab to the train station & then buses to the arena. But it was a major hassle. Unless you have a car that you want to park, I would not stay here. Front desk person very nice when I arrived exasperated with public transport but if you really want to see verona, stay in the old town.